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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Applications

The popularity of the smartphone brought about the concept of applications, or apps, as they have now come to be called (see Figure 1.13). The term application has always described a program that provides an interactive user experience for a certain task. Now the culturally new term app, along with its existence on phones, has democratized both their use and public interest in computing.

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Figure 1.13 Smartphone owners expect a diversity of quality apps to download to their devices.

Android users can download apps through the Google Play Store (refer to Figure 1.8). With MIT App Inventor, you can build apps that you can then make ...

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